Dental plaque is a soft, white and scrapable layer on your teeth. This forms every day through food residues, oral bacteria and mucus. It is important to remove this plaque daily. This can lead to cavities and gum problems.
Dental plaque leads to tartar
Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is important to remove your plaque. When this is not done, the plaque accumulates and can scale. When this happens tartar arises. The annoying thing about tartar is that you can no longer brush it off independently. Brushing and flossing can still remove plaque, but tartar cannot. A professional dental cleaning by our prevention assistant or dental hygienist is the solution for the removal of tartar.
Dental plaque leads to inflamed gums
Inflamed gums is one of the first stages of a gum disease. This all starts with poor oral hygiene. Dental plaque is not sufficiently removed and that gives bacteria the chance to ignite the gums. Gingivitis is the first phase of the gum disease. If this is ignored this can lead to periodontitis. Removing plaque several times a day is essential to prevent gum problems.
Dental plaque leads to cavities
The best known problem when you go to the dentist is having a hole. Here too it starts with the formation of dental plaque. If the plaque gets too long free play, this affects the enamel of your teeth. This leads to the formation of a hole. Holes can be filled in teeth or molars, but of course you would rather prevent this than cure.
Avoid dental plaque
Preventing dental plaque is impossible. Dental plaque forms on your teeth throughout the day. You can control this by brushing twice a day. This gives insufficient time for damaging your teeth in most cases. Overall good oral hygiene is essential for this.
Remove dental plaque
In addition to brushing your teeth and flossing, you can also have a professional look at your teeth. Our dental hygienist or prevention assistant can professionally clean your teeth to clean hard-to-reach places. We recommend professional dental cleaning twice a year. You can easily make an appointment online on our website.